Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cricuteers in Paradise!

As many of you know, I am hosting a Cricut Swarm this coming weekend, and I am delighted that there will be 28 very talented ladies and 2 very brave and talented gentlement coming!! Our theme is Cricuteers in Paradise, and we have dubbed our retreat as Cricut-ritaville, and we are adopting an all out Jimmy Buffet theme! Of course we start at 5:00 with Cheeseburgers in Paradise!!!! LOL One of the fun things we do is find out about a fellow attendee and make a name tag and table tent card just for them. What a fun ice breaker. When everyone arrives, they already have a new friend. This is the set that I made for Ginni, who I know loves flowers, and makes cards with beautiful butterflies on them.
I really got into making these little things for her, and if you will permit me a bit of personal babbling...it was such a sweet feeling tonight as I was preparing this, I was talking to one of the ladies who will be attending the swarm. I don't know her yet, but through all of this, she has met my Mom. Even though I'm 57 years old (YIKES!) it still makes me feel good to hear that my mom talks about the art that I did when I was in high school... shows my pieces today...(she still puts my work on the fridge!) ...and I count my blessings that I am able to work in this field now, doing something that I love so much, and get such enjoyment from ...and now to be getting a tiny bit of recognition for it, too. Thank you so much, and I love you Mom.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming!!! ..... The flowers and leaves are cut from the Walk in My Garden cricut cartridge, and the butterflies are from Paper Doll Dress Up (Angel wings!) The flip feature of the Expressions allows making perfectly "kissed" pieces that need to match up. Isn't it fun to have the grass patterned paper in the background?
I hope this inspires you for your next 3D project. If you need any info, just leave me a comment!
See you tomorrow, when we have the great GOT SKETCH? CHALLENGE on CuttlebugChallenge! with our Guest Designer Valerie Salmon!


Rosemary said...

Oh Betty, this is just too cute!!..She is going to love this and thank you for sharing your technique!!

lisa808 said...

Cute, cute, cute!